About Us

Our Mission

KHEAA-Alabama provides free college- and career-planning information to Alabama students. It is an outreach effort of the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA), an agency of Kentucky state government. KHEAA was designated the guaranty agency for the Federal Family Education Loan Program (FFELP) in Alabama in the mid-1990s. When FFELP was ended by Congress in 2010, KHEAA decided to continue providing free online resources to Alabamians. Because KHEAA is a state agency, the meetings of its board of directors and the board's committees are open to the public.

2019 Board Meeting Schedule

January 15, 2019
Executive Committee Meeting 10:00 a.m., ET agenda
KHEAA, Frankfort, Ky.
February 21, 2019
Finance and Audit Committee Meeting 9 a.m., ET
Program Committee Meeting 10:30 a.m., ET
KHESLC, Louisville, Ky.
March 7, 2019
Board of Directors Meeting 9 a.m., ET
KHEAA, Frankfort, Ky.
March 26, 2019
Executive Committee Meeting 10 a.m., ET
KHEAA, Frankfort, Ky.
April 23, 2019
Exective Committee Meeting 2 p.m., ET
KHEAA, Frankfort, Ky.
May 16, 2019
Finance and Audit Committee Meeting 9 a.m., ET
Program Committee Meeting 10:30 a.m., ET

KHESLC, Louisville, Ky.
May 29, 2019
Dinner Meeting TBA
May 30, 2019
Board Meeting 9 a.m., ET
TBA
July 23, 2019
Executive Committee Meeting 10 a.m., ET
KHEAA, Frankfort, Ky.
August 22, 2019
Finance and Audit Committee Meeting 9 a.m., ET
Program Committee Meeting 10:30 a.m., ET
KHESLC, Louisville, Ky.
August 29, 2019
Board of Directors Meeting 9 a.m., ET
KHEAA, Frankfort, Ky.
September 26, 2019
Finance and Audit Committee Meeting 9 a.m., ET
Program Committee Meeting 10:30 a.m., ET
KHESLC, Louisville, Ky.
October 24, 2019
Board Meeting 9 a.m., ET
KHEAA, Frankfort, Ky.
December 5, 2019
Executive Committee Meeting 10 a.m., ET
KHEAA, Frankfort, Ky.

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is composed of 10 voting members appointed by the Governor. In addition, the President of the Association of Independent Kentucky Colleges and Universities, President of the Council on Postsecondary Education, Secretary of the Finance and Administration Cabinet, Kentucky State Treasurer, and the Commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Education serve as voting, ex officio members.

Our board members also serve on the boards of the Kentucky Higher Education Student Loan Corporation (KHESLC), Kentucky's Affordable Prepaid Tuition (KAPT) program, and the Asset Resolution Corporation (ARC).

Appointed Board Members
Neil Quinlan
ARGI Financial Group
Louisville
Shelley Park
Program Comm Chair
Retired University Administrator
Richmond
Michael L. Keck
Chair‐Elect
Investment Banker
Five Talents Financial Group
Science Hill
Wes Cornett
Retired
Director of Schools
Waynesburg
Olivia Davis
Secretary‐Treasurer
CPA ‐ Lecturer
University of Kentucky
Lexington
Gerald J. Plappert, Jr.
Business investor, CPA, CFO
Louisville
Teresa Hail
General Contractor
D.C. Trimble, Inc.
Somerset
Charles Vinson
past‐Chair
Retired Financial Aid Director, Murray State University
Murray
Rene Brown
Healthcare Professional and Pastor
Louisville
Stephen L. Zeitz
Chair
Senior Banking Officer–Trust
Commonwealth Bank & Trust
Louisville
Ex Officio Members
Dr. Gary S. Cox
Finance and Audit Chair
President
Association of Independent Kentucky Colleges and Universities
Frankfort
Allison Ball
State Treasurer
Frankfort
Aaron Thompson
President
Council on Postsecondary Education
Frankfort
Dr. Wayne Lewis
Commissioner
Kentucky Department of Education
Frankfort
William M. Landrum III
Secretary
Finance & Administration Cabinet
Frankfort